Pamela Ortega

A Christmas Garland

By Anne Perry - Published 2012



This year’s holiday mystery from Anne Perry takes place in mid-nineteenth century India. A desperate and bloody rebellion has just been put ...Read Review

Darcy’s Voyage: A Tale of Uncharted Love on the Open Seas

By Kara Louise - Published 2010



Janeites: Rejoice! Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy come alive again in this imaginative retelling of Pride and Prejudice. Kara Louise revisits the star-crossed ...Read Review

Nights Beneath the Nation

By Denis Kehoe - Published 2010



Told in the first person, this novel, part gay love story and part mystery, just misses being very good. It is beautifully, even ...Read Review

Parrot and Olivier in America

By Peter Carey - Published 2010


Biographical FictionLiterary

What a delight this witty novel is! Based on the journeys of Alexis de Tocqueville in the new American republic of the 1830s, ...Read Review

The Last Rendezvous

By Anne Plantagenet (trans. Willard Wood) - Published 2010


Biographical FictionLiterary

Although this novel of early 19th-century France may have been a prize-winner in its original French, it is a slow, hard slog in ...Read Review

The Convict’s Sword: A Mystery of Eleventh-Century Japan

By I. J. Parker - Published 2009



I. J. Parker continues her series of medieval Japanese mysteries featuring nobleman Sugawara Akitada. This latest installment finds Akitada living in the capital ...Read Review

Child of the South

By Joanna Catherine Scott - Published 2009


This sequel to The Road from Chapel Hill continues the saga of Eugenia Mae Spotswood and Tom Maryson now that the Civil War ...Read Review

Prayers for Sale

By Sandra Dallas - Published 2009



This charming novel follows the life of 86-year-old Hennie Comfort as revealed in the stories she spins for her newly married friend, 17-year-old ...Read Review

The Red Necklace

By Sally Gardner - Published 2008


Children/Young AdultFantasy

This book is a winner. Set during the French Revolution, the plot centers on a young Gypsy boy, Yann, who uses his mind-reading ...Read Review

March Toward the Thunder

By Joseph Bruchac - Published 2008


Children/Young AdultMilitary

Prolific author Joseph Bruchac tells the story of a 15-year-old Canadian Abenaki Indian boy who enlists in the Union Army in 1864 to obtain ...Read Review